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Matthew Fleeger, the CEO of Dallas’ Gulf Coast Western and a dignitary in the oil and gas industry, is a businessman of many successes. Before acquiring said success, Fleeger jumped through the obligatory hoops that all industrious entrepreneurs do. While attending Southern Methodist University, Fleeger amassed sufficient knowledge on finance and marketing. After graduating, Fleeger was poised for success. Fleeger’s father, the successful owner of an oil and gas company, served as Fleeger’s inspiration as he plunged into business pursuits. Fueled by his enterprise and ambition, Fleeger ventured into the business world with his entrepreneurialism in tow.
One interesting career choice that still seems to be shrouded in mystery is corporate development. It certainly sounds intriguing to many leadership-prone people who are interested in a career in the corporate world. Some people assume that it comes with relaxed hours, very little hard work and a high salary. However, many people who are familiar with the career say that these professionals are underpaid for their hard work. To better determine if corporate development is the right career path, it is important to fully understand what it is, the benefits, the drawbacks and what to expect. This is Maarten De Jeu’s advice for prospective corporate development professionals.
Nitin Khanna, CEO of Mergertech, a Mergers and Acquisitions advisory company that provides tech consulting services through global relationships and quality expertise from its team. The dedicated entrepreneur got his start working at Oracle and in paper manufacturing after graduating from Purdue. The Portland-based entrepreneur has endured a long road to success while simultaneously pursuing his passions.
We’ve all heard about the American Dream before-the dream of starting from very little and climbing your way up the ladder of success, all on a basis of hard work, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned blood and sweat. However, there are only a handful of examples of people who have truly lived that American Dream out at every end of the spectrum, moving from nothing through to experiencing the kind of life many people only dream of.
Shervin Pishevar is one such individual; he didn’t get to where he is through mere good luck. After immigrating with his parents to the United States in 1976, Pishevar experienced the ups and downs that are a part of acclimatizing to a country different from his birth country of Iran. Although his father had originally come to the US with the goal of completing his master’s degree, he soon found himself returning to Iran just two years later to be a part of the revolution. So, Pishevar learned from a very early age to deal with chaos and uncertainty as his parents were split across two countries, and that experience was truly formative in shaping the ethos and work ethic that he carried with him into future business ventures.
Pishevar was always driven by the desire to learn, which was instilled in him by his parents, alongside the value of hard work. Because of this, he began publishing work at the young age of just 20, when he first published an article on human rights and doctors in JAMA, which had a significant carry-on effect on the formation of the Istanbul Protocol. At a young age, Pishevar had tasted what it felt like to be a part of shaping the world he lived in, and that desire would continue to define his choices during his career.